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A Community of Peers


UCAR nourishes connections among scores of universities and laboratories, engaging thousands of people, all working to understand the exquisite complexity of the atmosphere and its relation to Earth, ice, sea, Sun, and life.

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Online pathways | Extra computing | Whatever the weather

 
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Online pathways for science education

As they race to keep up with technology-savvy youth, science educators have a new set of tools at their disposal. The National Science Digital Library, whose central office is based in UOP, is organizing much of its vast collection into “pathways” arranged by discipline or target audience. The concept helps NSDL to entrain the expertise of more than 100 professional societies and other organizations whose members serve as reference librarians for their specialties. “Pathways allow us to be bridge builders,” says Kaye Howe, director of the NSDL office. The pathways concept also enables the library to leverage its NSF funding, while assuring teachers and other users that a set of resources has been assembled in partnership with those who know a field best. “We rely on the professional organizations to help ensure the quality of our collections,” says Howe, one of NSDL’s principal investigators with Dean Krafft (Cornell University) and Kate Wittenberg (Columbia University).
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The personal touch
| Africa in mind | Servicio en español | From passing interest to passion |

Online pathways | Extra computing | Whatever the weather